The third of the red in the name sageuks Red Single Heart is coming in the first half of 2022 on KBS, following Lovers of the Red Sky on SBS and The Red Sleeve Cuff on MBC. I’m sure it’ll get a different English title but the drama will star Jang Hyuk, Lee Joon, and Kang Nan Na in a traditional sageuk with political conflict between the young King trying to consolidate power back from the politician who helped his father gain the throne. Filming has been underway for months now but there is a cool guest appearance in the early parts of the drama with former child actor Park Ji Bin playing the young Crown Prince who grows up to become Lee Joon’s King character. In real life Park Ji Bin is 26 years old and Lee Joon is 30 years old and both actually did military service around the same time lol, but the former can definitely pass as younger and the latter older so I can suspend disbelief on this same role casting.
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Lee Joon is actually 33. This is kind of weird casting but Park Ji Bin certainly looks younger than his age.
Weird since kdramas typically don’t hesitate to have actors play 10 years younger. But I’m glad Park Ji Bin gets to be in it. He was a great child actor!
I still remember Park Ji-bin as the most charming, well-spoken young prince ever in Yi San. He must’ve been a teenager but seemed a lot younger. It’ll be nice to see him back in sageuk.
He honestly can or could have played a young Ok Taecyeon based on the pic.
I agree…he looks like Taecyeon in that foto
He really looks so similar
Nice to read casting news for Park Ji Bin, and hoping for more especially for those other under the radar child actors now adult actors like Seo Shin Ae, Jin Ji Hee or even Lee Hyun Woo. He is one of those where his small and young looking face is more of a deterrent than an advantage. I guess for child actors transitioning to adult roles, it would serve them well if they can look a bit older than their age just to facilitate the removal of their child actor image during the transition. I see Lee Hyun Woo having this same problem.
dang I thought he’s still 16
Koala forgot about the KBS drama Red Shoes. This year all 3 public stations have RED color in the title.
I feel bummed about lee hyun woo. Hope he gets some notice in the Korean Money Heist.
I feel the height of the male child actors also play a role. Dramas tend to prefer 6ft tall guys. Could slide through by being 5’10 if you get lucky with some movie recognition.
I’m worried about Nam Da-reum transitioning to adult roles in kdramas since he is average height, which is still taller than most actresses.